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Quinta do Infantado Douro Red 2010 Quinta do Infantado Douro Red 2010

The Quinta do Infantado wines and Ports are grown, made and bottled at the Quinta (Estate), located in Pinhão at an altitude of 150m above sea level in the Cima Corgo, the Douro sub-region known for making the best Ports and dry wines. This wine has deep and juicy black fruits with a succulent finish.

All the Quinta do Infantado vineyards are class A (the best in the Douro Valley).

The grapes for the Douro Red are grown in the Cima Corgo vineyards of Vale de Moinhos, Serra Douro and Serra de Cotas which are situated at 280m, 350m and 300m above sea level and cover ten hectares in total.

As the different grape varieties are interplanted here, the resulting wine is always a field blend.

Soils are schistous and the grapes are always picked by hand.

2010 was a fairly average year in the Douro Valley. Winter was cold and wet, but followed by a relatively dry spring. Flowering was unhampered by bad weather conditions, and ripening was even and as a result alcohol and acidity levels are nicely balanced. Picking started on 14th September.

30% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz, 10% Other red varieties

The grapes were partially destemmed before treading by foot in the traditional lagars, a hallmark of Quinta do Infantado wines.

Fermentation is long at Infantado, producing drier wines. Malolactic fermentation took place in tank after which some of the wine was aged in tank and some in oak barrel of various sizes and ages.

The wine was bottled in September 2012.

Deep purple in colour with plenty of black fruit character on the nose and touches of raspberries and ripe plums. Medium bodied on the palate with smooth, ripe tannins, juicy black fruit flavours and a long, succulent finish.

CLOSURE:    Cork

ALCOHOL:    13.5% (10.1 units of alcohol per bottle)

Per Bottle 11.99


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